There’s no question that in the working world, one of the most common complaints, by far, is having too little time. Workers putting in 60+ hours a week believe they don’t have enough room in their schedule even to tame their inboxes, let alone think about about big projects creatively.
The early bird catching the worm isn’t merely a worn-out cliche – it’s a proven fact. Research by Christoph Randler, a biology professor at the University of Education in Heidelberg, Germany, found that people who started their days earlier were more goal-oriented and more active, and even felt more in charge — all elements of business success.
In this article by Lydia Dishman in FastCompany, learn some great strategies for upping your productivity from five successful executives who are early risers. Maybe we’ll never all be morning people, but we can always take a few super-effective tricks from from the playbooks of these thought leaders. How to do it.
Productivity is an ever-evolving study of what works and what doesn’t. And the way we work can change quickly: what was once accepted as a best practice can now do you more harm than good, writes Sean Blanda in this top story from lifehacker.com.
Here are a few creative insights that weren’t taught in school which, sometimes, means that it’s time to unlearn habits previously perceived as being “good.”
Nearly half (46 percent) of people are less productive without coffee, according to an infographic from OnlineMBAPrograms.org. The infographic traces the history of coffee—from how it was discovered to its rise as the second-most traded commodity on earth—and explains some of its benefits. Get the rest of the story in this post from Mark Ragan.
Some days, there just isn’t time enough to finish all of your work. On top of your regular tasks, things crop up that have to be handled right away – pushing you back even further.
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Add to that your long-term deadlines, and that can mean late nights at the office, and/or spending your evenings and weekends working. All of which can make you miss out on the things you would rather be doing – with family and friends.